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Nach der Radtour: den Sonnenuntergang genießen, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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An der Niederrheinroute gibt es zahlreiche Windmühlen, © Pixabay

Lower Rhine Route cycle path

The longest network of cycle paths in Germany covers easy, flat terrain

The Lower Rhine region has Germany’s longest network of cycle paths: on the Lower Rhine Route, cyclists ride across Rhine dikes on flat, tarmacked paths.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Der Aasee in Münster, © Ralf Emmerich / Münster Marketing

Relaxed cycling in Münsterland

A cycling network of paths and zones

Cycling by numbers in Münsterland: this mostly flat network of cycle paths offers good signposting, a wide range of places to eat and many interesting sights.

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Discover the castle Linnep in Ratingen by bike, © KME M.Chardin

Discover Ratingen by bike

Textile museum, palaces and castles

Palaces and castles, historic old towns and tranquil natural land-scapes – Ratingen has it all. Cyclists always have something new to discover on a choice of themed routes.

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family on tour at the Sauerland Cycle Circuit, © Sauerland-Tourismus e.V Foto Stromberg

Sauerland Cycle Circuit

Cycling through Sauerland on disused railway lines

Cycling on disused railway lines through the “Land of 1000 Mountains”. A wealth of attractions await active cyclists on this circular route.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Die Terrasse am Drachenfels bietet sich für eine Pause an, © Tourismus Siebengebirge GmbH

Rhine Cycle Route

Go with the flow

A journey through romantic landscapes and Rhine metropolises: the most exciting stretch of the 1,320-kilometre Rhine Cycle Route runs through NRW.

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Fahrradtour durch die Weinberge im Ahrtal, © Ahrtal Tourismus Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler e.V.

Ahr cycle route

Active travel between the Eifel and Rhine regions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilometres through one of the most beautiful vineyard regions in the country, and is a good destination for a sporty day trip with a a relaxing glass of wine to finish the tour.

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Ruhr Valley Cycle Path, © Ruhr Tourismus GmbH

Ruhr Valley Cycle Path

From idyllic landscapes to industrial heritage

From industrial heritage and vibrant cities to idyllic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path passes many different towns on its way through Sauerland and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Der Oelchenshammer, der zum LVR-Industriemuseum Kraftwerk Ermen & Engels gehört, ist die letzte wasserbetriebene Schmiede im Oberbergischen Land., © LVR Industriemuseum

Industrial heritage in the Rhineland with a bicycle

Cycling route connects LVR (Rhineland regional council) industrial museums

On the cycle path of the industrial museums, it is possible to create paper, to de-scend into a turbine cellar and to face the entry examination to become a trainee in the iron and steel industry.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Idyllische Parks bieten sich auf dem Töddenland-Radweg für Pausen an, © Stadtmarketing Ibbenbüren GmbH

Töddenland Cycle Path

The circular route links interesting sites from the 17th and 18th centuries.

A cycle path for history buffs: this circular route follows the tracks of 17th and 18th century Westphalian salesmen.

Level of difficulty: easy

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